Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City to ban diesel cars by 2025

Leaders of four major cities have pledged to ban the use of all diesel vehicles from their roads by 2025. Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens made the announcement at the C40 Summit in the Central American country in order to tackle air pollution in their regions. They will incentivise the use of alternative […]

‘Most liveable city in world’ wins green buildings gong

It’s been dubbed by its fans the ‘most liveable city in the world’ – and now Melbourne (pictured) has won a gong for green buildings too. The inaugural C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards were staged in London this week to celebrate the cities heading the pack in urban sustainability. Sadly for the host […]

25 deaths in explosion at Mexico power firm HQ

Explosions at the headquarters of Mexican state oil firm PEMEX killed at least 25 people and wounded more than a hundred. Among the dead are 17 women and eight men, while around 50 are still hospitalised. Three blasts in the space of a few minutes damaged the basement and two floors of the Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) offices […]